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US Navy captain jailed over massive bribery scandal in Pacific

Man who oversaw operations in the US Pacific Fleet provided classified information to a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for prostitutes<p>A Navy captain who oversaw operations in the US Pacific Fleet has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for providing classified information to a …

Asylum seekers start knitting project to donate clothes, toys to Australian charities

Detainees held at Darwin’s Wickham Point centre say they want to ‘contribute to society’ as they wait for visas to be processed<p>Asylum seekers detained at an onshore detention centre are knitting clothes and toys to donate to Australian charities, as part of a project they hope will also improve the …

Child refugees tell of bullying on Nauru: 'They are rude to us, they punch us'

Australian government accused of using children as ‘hostages’ to stop the boats in video appealing for a real home and a proper education<p>Child refugees living on Nauru have described bullying and neglect at school because of their foreign status.<p>In a video appealing to the Australian government, …

Here's How To Have A Panel About Women At Davos

It's important to get the optics right – make sure you follow these steps for a super diverse panel!

UK 'using misleading information' to return Eritrean asylum seekers

Report says Home Office guidance that it was safe to send Eritreans home is based largely on discredited Danish report<p>The Home Office is using misleading and biased information to decide the fate of Eritrean asylum seekers, an independent report has found, as its author claims the government …

French PM Manuel Valls says refugee crisis is destabilising Europe

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Valls fears the flow of those fleeing war zones is placing the concept of Europe in danger<p>The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, has said Europe cannot take in all the refugees fleeing wars in Iraq and Syria without putting the concept of Europe …

Flying a refugee to Nauru in secret: is this any different to extraordinary rendition?

Australia’s militarised border protection policy borrows its methods from the war on terror – not least by moving questionable activities offshore and outside the easy reach of courts<p>The rebadging of the Australian customs and border protection service as the Australian border force illustrates a …

Australia

Women Refugees Fleeing Through Europe Are Told Rape Is Not A Real Issue

Refugees are facing sexual assault as they traverse central and western Europe — but aid agencies claim this "is definitely not the problem." Jina Moore reports from Germany, Serbia, and Croatia.<p>HEIDELBERG, Germany; BELGRADE, Serbia; and TOVARNIK, Croatia — Layan’s thick, black hair is a waterfall. …

Longtime Refugees Grateful for Citizenship in Tanzania

Ulyankulu, Tanzania - Freedom. Happiness. Gratitude.<p>These are words that people here use over and over to describe how they feel about becoming Tanzanian citizens after more than 40 years as refugees from Burundi.<p>While the refugee and migrant crisis has engulfed the Middle East and Europe, …

Africa

Alabama and Michigan Suspend Relocation of Syrian Refugees

On Sunday, the governors of Alabama and Michigan announced that they would suspend the relocation of Syrian refugees to their states.<p>“Michigan is a …

The Empathy Gap Between Paris and Beirut

Why have attacks in France gotten so much more attention than bombings in Lebanon?<p>Hours before the carnage in Paris on Friday, a double suicide bombing ripped through a working-class shopping district in Beirut. ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosions, which caused 43 deaths and hundreds of …

Working-class

Meet The Families Settling In Britain After Fleeing Syria And Iraq

As the largest group of Syrians arrives in the UK since David Cameron expanded its resettlement scheme, two refugee families already here tell BuzzFeed News about the challenges of starting again.<p>“People told me England was beautiful,” Adel says, perched on the edge on his sofa in Greater …

North Africa

Four refugees in court over 'plot to kidnap British diplomats abroad'

Men among 14 held in European 'jihadist network' crackdown<p>Four alleged jihadists will appear in court accused of plotting to kidnap British diplomats abroad.<p>Italian authorities who co-ordinated the simultaneous early-morning raids said the men – aged between 32 and 52 - were part of an al-Qaeda …

Details of controversial Pacific trade deal are released

WASHINGTON (AP) — Details of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal released Thursday set the stage for a raucous debate in the U.S. Congress but also may provide reassurances to those who worried the agreement could gut protections for the environment, public health and labor.<p>The text of the Trans …

Globalization

They're here! First of 750 migrants arrive in tiny German village with a population of just 102 (including a neo-Nazi councillor) bracing itself for 700 PER CENT population hike

• <b>Sumte, in the east of Germany, is inhabited mainly by wealthy pensioners</b> <b></b>• <b><br>First of 500 refugees including men, women and children, arrived</b> …

Winter is coming: the new crisis for refugees in Europe

From Lesbos to Lapland, refugees are bracing for a winter chill that many will never have experienced before. Some will have to endure it outside<p>Record numbers of migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October – just in time for the advent of winter, which is already …

Refugees plead for their release from RAF base in Cyprus

UK under pressure to resolve status of migrants at Cyprus base amid footage of children pleading for release and one man apparently trying to kill himself<p>British defence officials are under pressure to resolve the status of Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Cyprus after the release of video …

German fireman refuses to respond to emergencies at refugee shelters

Firefighter says personal safety 'cannot be guaranteed' in buildings used by asylum-seekers<p>A volunteer fireman in Germany has been criticised for refusing to take part in any firefighting at accommodation used by refugees.<p>The controversy comes as newly released figures show attacks on …

Refugees

Refugee children of Calais: 'I’m very homesick, I wish I could go back now'

Unaccompanied minors living in tents with no support from the French state say they have been harshly treated by police<p>Aid groups have reported a surge in the numbers of unaccompanied refugee children living in tents in Calais with no support from the French state. In interviews with the Guardian, …

'The hate is back' say German media as migrant crisis sparks the country's worst spate of political violence since the Nazi era

• <b>Germany has endured worst spell of violence since the days of the Nazis</b>• <b><br>Police, politicians, journalists and migrants have been targeted by thugs</b>• <b><br>They</b> …

Hungarian PM says Europe ‘cannot build its future on immigration instead of families’ and says leaders must make it easier for parents to have children 'for the survival of our civilization'

• <b>Viktor Orban said immigration presents no future for the continent</b>• <b><br>Dismissed idea they could solve ageing populations and ailing economies</b>• <b><br>Said that</b> …

African countries to be offered CASH if they take back illegal immigrants who have reached Europe

• <b>Plan drawn up to tackle crisis of hundreds of thousands of migrants</b>• <b><br>Officials want 'return and sustainable reintegration of irregular migrants'</b>• <b><br>But in</b> …

Confusion as Germany announces curbs on Syrian refugees

News from interior ministry that those fleeing civil war will not be given refugee status was promptly disputed by Merkel’s junior coalition partner<p>Angela Merkel’s generous open-door policy towards people fleeing Syria’s civil war has been thrown into confusion after Berlin announced that the …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

economy Poloz ready to stop ‘playing defence’ as Canada’s economy rebounds Subscriber content<p>TORONTO Billionaire Apotex founder Barry Sherman and wife found dead in Toronto home<p>OBITUARY Barry Sherman: A ruthless fighter who helped revolutionize Canada's drug industry<p>Linamar stock jumps in wake of …

How Merkel Survives a Revolt Over Migrants

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Revealed: trafficked migrant workers abused in Irish fishing industry

Exclusive: Sleep deprivation, inhuman hours and low pay revealed in Guardian investigation of undocumented migrants working on prawn and whitefish trawlers operating from Ireland<p>This article is the subject of libel proceedings issued on behalf of Lenny Hyde, Patrick O’Mahony and Labardie Fisher …